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Welcome! This page contains links to pdf versions of lessons and handouts needed to teach the Citizens, Not Spectators curriculum.


FALL CURRICULUM


3-Day Lessons

Elementary Lessons (Grades 5-6)

Lessons 1-3 (zip file)

Review forms (zip file)

Middle School Lessons (Grades 6-8)

Lessons 1, 2a, and 3a (zip file)

Lessons 1, 2b, and 3b (zip file)

Review forms (zip file)

High School Lessons (Grades 9-12)
 
       Presidential Elections (zip file, all lessons)
      
       Student Review Form

       Teacher Review Form

3-Day High School Lessons (Grades 9-12)

Lessons 1, 2a, and 3a (zip file)

Lessons 1, 2b, and 3b (zip file)

Review forms (zip file)

Extended Lessons

E
lementary Lessons (Grades 5-6)

Lesson 1: Who Can Vote in the United States?

Lesson 2: Suffrage Amendments

Lesson 3: Becoming a Voter

Lesson 4: Becoming an Informed Voter

Lesson 5: What is a Good Rule? Creating Our Ballot Questions

Lesson 6: Culminating Activity: In-Class Simulated Election

Student Handouts for Elementary Lessons

Student Handout 1

Student Handout 2

Student Handout 3

Student Handout 4

Student Handout 5: Use your state’s voter registration form or the National Mail Voter Registration Form (this link opens a pdf from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission)

Student Handout 6

Student Handout 7

Student Handout 8

Teacher Resources for Elementary Lessons

Teacher Resource 1

Teacher Resource 2

Teacher Resource 3

Teacher Resource 4

Teacher Resource 5

Teacher Resource 6

Teacher Resource 7

Teacher Resource 8

Review Forms for Elementary Lessons

Student Questionnaire

Teacher Review Form

Observer Review Form

High School Lessons (Grades 10-12)

Lesson 1: Who Can Vote in the United States?

Lesson 2: Becoming a Voter

Enrichment Lesson: Why Does Granny Control the Vote? (Youth Voting Trends)

Lesson 3: The Ballot and Questions

Lesson 4: Polling Place and Poll Workers

Lesson 5: Culminating Activity: Simulated Election

Student Handouts for the High School Lessons

Student Handout 1

Student Handout 2

Student Handout 3

Student Handout 4

Student Handout 5: Use your state's voter registration form or the National Mail Voter Registration Form (this link opens a pdf from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission)

Student Handout 6

Student Handout 7

Student Handout 8

Student Handout 9

Student Handout 10

Student Handout 11

Student Handout 12

Student Handout 13: Quick Reference Guide or Voter Information Guide obtained through your registrar of voters or your secretary of state's office

Student Handout 14: The Election Ballot or Absentee Ballot

Student Handout 15

Student Handout 16

Student Handout 17

Student Handout 18

Teacher Resources for the High School Lessons

Teacher Resource 1

Teacher Resource 2

Teacher Resource 3

Teacher Resource 4

Teacher Resource 5

Teacher Resource 6

Teacher Resource 7

Teacher Resource 8

Teacher Resource 9

Teacher Resource 10

Teacher Resource 11

Teacher Resource 12

Review Forms for High School Lessons

Student Questionnaire

Teacher Review Form

Observer Review Form

Abbreviated High School Lessons (Grades 10-12)

Lesson 1: Who Can Vote in the United States?

Lesson 2: Becoming a Voter: Who Can Register to Vote?

Enrichment Lesson: Why Does Granny Control the Vote?

Lesson 3: The Ballot and Questions

Lesson 4: Culminating Activity: In-Class Simulated Election

Lesson 5: Culminating Activity: All-School Simulated Election

Student Handouts for the Abbreviated High School Lessons

Student Handout 1

Student Handout 2: Use your state's voter registration form or the National Mail Voter Registration Form (this link opens a pdf from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission)

Student Handout 3

Student Handout 4

Student Handout 5: Quick Reference Guide or Voter Information Guide obtained through your registrar of voters or your secretary of state's office

Student Handout 6

Student Handout 7

Student Handout 8

Student Handout 9

Student Handout 10

Student Handout 11

Student Handout 12

Student Handout 13: Election Ballot or Absentee Ballot

Student Handout 14

Student Handout 15

Student Handout 16

Student Handout 17

Teacher Resources for the Abbreviated High School Lessons

Teacher Resource 1

Teacher Resource 2

Teacher Resource 3

Teacher Resource 4

Teacher Resource 5

Teacher Resource 6

Teacher Resource 7

Teacher Resource 8

Teacher Resource 9

Teacher Resource 10

Teacher Resource 11

Review Forms for Abbreviated High School Lessons

Student Questionnaire

Teacher Review Form

Observer Review Form


SPRING CURRICULUM

Clicking on the links below will allow you to download the entire lesson, including handouts, as a zip file containing printable pdfs. Review forms for students, teachers, and classroom observers are also available. 

E
lementary Lessons (Grades 5-6)
 

Review forms (students, teachers, and observers) (PDF) 
Review forms (students, teachers, and observers) (Word) 
Lesson 1 
Lesson 2 
Lesson 3

Middle School Lessons (Grades 6-8)

Review forms (students, teachers, and observers) (PDF) 
Review forms (students, teachers, and observers) (Word) 
Lesson 1 
Lesson 2a and 2b 
Lesson 3

High School Lessons (Grades 9-12)

Review forms (students, teachers, and observers) (PDF)
Review forms (students, teachers, and observers) (Word)
Lesson 1 
Lesson 2a and 2b 
Lesson 3a Lesson 3b